Thursday, March 1, 2012

Whole Wheat Honey and Goat Cheese Drop Biscuits


When Joy the Baker said these biscuits are quick and easy...she wasn't exaggerating. I found them to be light and fluffy with a little tang and nuttiness and a hint of  honey sweet. Now Joy talked about these for breakfast and brunch. I had them for dinner with soup. I'd like to have some more this weekend with soft scrambled eggs and crispy bacon. I bet my girls would too. You see....this recipe makes 8 - 10 biscuits. Two were eaten last night (one by me....the other by a fly-by daughter...it was a quiet night around here). When I got home from work tonight....there was one biscuit left. I quickly laid claim to it and ate it with some leftover soup.

It wasn't enough

I want more

I want some for dessert with homemade strawberry jam. Or more honey.

Whole Wheat Honey and Goat Cheese Drop Biscuits
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2 cups whole wheat flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/4 baking soda
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes. Plus more for the skillet
4 TB crumbled goat cheese
1 cup buttermilk
2 TB honey

With the rack in the upper 1/3 portion of your oven, preheat to 400'. You will want to place a 10" cast iron skillet on the rack so that it too can be preheated.

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Using the tips of your fingers, quickly incorporate the chilled butter cubes and crumbled goat cheese into the flour mixture until you have what resembles coarse meal. You might still have some bits of the butter and cheese that are the size of small pebbles and / or oak flakes. That's to be expected.

Make a well in the middle of your flour mixture. Whisk together the buttermilk and honey and pour into the "well". Using a fork, combine the flour and buttermilk mixture until all of the flour is incorporated. Set aside.

Remove the skillet from the oven and plop a tablespoon of butter in there to melt. Rotate the pan around so that the entire bottom and sides are covered with butter.


Spoon the batter, by a "drop" full (about 1/4 cups worth) into the hot skillet, leaving about an inch between each biscuit. 6 will fit in there comfortably.


Bake for about 14 - 16 minutes or until golden brown and the tops look dry and a little firm. Let rest for 5 minutes.

Repeat

Enjoy

Joy the Baker has come out with a cookbook and I'm thrilled to have been asked to participate in the Joy the Baker Cookbook Spotlight and Cook-Off sponsored by Hyperion and hosted at girlichef*


7 comments:

  1. I love the picture of the butter melting in the cast iron skillet. It just screams comfort food! So glad you liked the biscuits. They look gorgeous.

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  2. OMGoosh...I Love These Biscuits!!! Just looking at the Pictures and Reading the Delicious Recipe I got So Hungry!! I've Gotta Make These Tomorrow!!! FANTASTIC!!!

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  3. OMGoosh...I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THESE BISCUITS!! Wow..Seeing these Pictures and Reading the Recipe..I Got SO Hungry!! Gotta Make These This Weekend!! AWESOME!!!

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  4. I love the way these are cooked in the cast iron skillet, it just makes them seem that much more homey and delicious!

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  5. Ours disappeared just as quickly. I'll definitely make them to eat with dinner and/or dessert next time. Aaahahh...the possibilities are endless. Hope you had a good time in Vegas! =)

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  6. Sigh. Butter in a cast iron skillet. Great picture!

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  7. I look forward to trying this, I've never done skillet biscuits before.

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